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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column getting ready to turn off the tube.We’re going to observe TV-Turnoff Week, starting Monday. In preparation, we’re exercising our clicker thumbs and running to the store for a few bags of Doritos, microwave popcorn and a carton of Ben and Jerry’s. All that for two days of nonstop watching this weekend. No TV all week. Some kids might slip into a coma. We wonder, does our observance have to include DVDs? How about the History Channel? Because that’s not really TV in the traditional Three Stooges sense of the phenomenon.We’re going to ponder this a bit …

***A Breckenridge foodie called in with this enthusiastic Angel Alert!! Angel Alert!! He informs that after 10 years operating Pierre’s Riverwalk Cafe, Pierre and Cathy Luc are retiring from the business. Our caller says, “Thanks for 10 years of great service and phenomenal meals!”And the staff at The Barnyard in Frisco is very sorry to report a Scum Alert!! Scum Alert!! because some scuzbag stole the red plastic fire hydrant left outside the doors to the store. Local dogs have high-tailed it to the hydrant for nearly 12 years to get free doggie treats, and now it’s dog-gone. May dog karma rule!***

Dan brings us this silly story today to remind us that things aren’t always as they seem:A blind man was flying from Seattle to San Francisco. The plane had a layover in Sacramento. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft, the plane would re-board in one hour. Everybody got off the plane except one gentleman who was blind. Another man had noticed him as he walked by and could tell the gentleman was blind because his seeing eye dog lay quietly underneath the seats in front of him throughout the entire flight. He could also tell he had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached him, and calling him by name, said, “Keith, we’re in Sacramento for an hour, would you like to get off and stretch your legs?”The blind man replied, “No thanks, but maybe my dog would like to stretch his legs.”All the people in the gate area came to a complete standstill when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with a seeing eye dog.

Imagine the hustle to the counter to change travel arrangements.***It’s Wednesday, and we’re wondering if airlines will observe No TV week. We don’t have any travel planned, so we’re not sure why this thought is lingering.We’re out buying a TV Guide …

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